Saturday 19 August 2017

Medallion Quilt Month 8

The block this month is the Churn Dash. The Churn Dash is an easy block with a simple combination of triangles and squares. A few of the other names for the Churn Dash are, Shoo Fly, Monkey Wrench, Hole in the Barn Door.

Churn Dash Variation Block
This is a 12 1/2'' unfinished or 12'' finished block.

All seams allowances are 1/4''.


Dark fabric:   E    (4)  2 1/2'' x 18''                       
Fat Quarters:  C   (2) 4/1/2'' x 4 1/2''
                       D   (2) 5 1/2 x 5 1/2''                        
Background Fabric: A   (2) 5 1/2 x 5 1/2'' 
                                 B   (4) 2 1/2'' x 18'' 

Step 1:
1. On the back of both piece A draw a diagonal line from corner to corner.
2. Place the square on top of piece D. Sew a 1/4'' seam on both sides of the line. See diagram 1.
3. Cut on drawn line.
4. Press HST's open.
5. Trim the HST's to 4 1/2'' x 4 1/2''.
6. Make 4.

diagram 1
Step 2:

1. Sew strip B and E right sides together with a 1/4'' seam.
2. Press towards dark.
3. Cut four pieces 4 1/2'' x 4 1/2''.

Step 3:

1. Join an HST to each end of one strip. See diagram 2.
2. Make 2.

diagram 2
Step 4

1. Join one strip to one side of  the center piece C.
2. Repeat on opposite side.
3.Join top and bottom pieces to the center. See diagram 3.
4. Press and trim to 12 1/2''.

diagram 3
You can get a PDF of this block free in my Craftsy Store.

I hope everyone is having fun making their blocks. I would love to see any of the blocks you have made, you can post to Instagram using #stitchinathomemedallion2017 

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  1. Oh, this is a lovely variation of the original, Cindy. Thank you for sharing the tutorial.


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